Hello, I’m Jody the artist
Classically trained with freedom to move about in the expanded field of painting
A Leader in capturing emotions, creating abstracts, and working with mixed media
Jody Travis Thompson was born in 1972 in Sulphur, Louisiana. He began his formal artistic education in 1982 in his hometown, through private classes with Jane Ludwig-Johnson. This education would instruct Thompson on the mechanics of manipulating the medium of oil paint in Renaissance tradition. “I was being trained to see the world as paint” Thompson states. The system this forced him to concentrate on a painting being first and foremost about the process of paint, instead of being about the subject matter. Thompson adds, “…by training my brain to see the world in paint rather than seeing a photograph, therefore the life of the painting is free in the action of making it instead of being confined by the thought of what it should or shouldn’t be”.